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Press Release (National Gliding / Splatterday)

August 1, 2004

(Sent to the Thurrock Gazette)

The last 2 weekends saw members of Thurrock 18 Plus Group take part in the “Area Splatter Day” and the “National Gliding Day”, together with members from other 18 Plus groups in the East Anglia Area and around the country. Members threw custard pies at each other for charity during the Splatter Day and had a BBQ afterwards.

The “National Gliding Day” saw some members conquer their fear of flying or do a Tom Cruise in “Top Gun” impression when they were winched into the sky at an airfield in Oxfordshire. The organiser of both events, Mr Brian Taylor of 18 Plus said “we had two fantastic days for the members and raised money for local charities in the process, these events have not been run before but have proved popular and could now be run on a regular basis”.

One upcoming event will be the Area Multi Activity Weekend, involving water sports, shooting and climbing among other things. Thurrock 18 Plus is a lively and friendly sports and social organisation for people in the 18 to 35 age range, it is run completely by its members and offers a wide-ranging programme of regular events, often in conjunction with other groups in East Anglia Area. New members are always welcome.

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